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United Airlines is ending its service between Manchester and Washington DC due to poor financial performance.
The route is currently suspended for the winter season but United has confirmed it will not return on April 7 next year as planned.
“We have regretfully taken this decision because of the route’s poor financial performance,” United said in a statement. “We will contact customers with bookings for flights beyond those dates to provide refunds and re-accommodate where possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”
A Manchester airport spokesman said while it was “disappointed” the service is being discontinued, they will “continue to provide passengers with a daily service to Newark.“Manchester Airport now has more US destinations than ever before – this year has seen the launch of direct services to Boston, Houston and LA. Next year will also see our first ever flights to San Francisco commence with two different carriers,” a spokesperson said.
Last month, United axed its Belfast - New York service, following a decision by the European Commission to block funding that could have saved the route.